South Shore, Kentucky 

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Climate in South Shore, Kentucky

South Shore, Kentucky gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

South Shore averages 11 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 164 sunny days per year in South Shore. The US average is 205 sunny days.

South Shore gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 41 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 11 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for South Shore is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Kentucky.

7.3 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in South Shore, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  South Shore, KentuckyUnited States
  41.0 in.38.1 in.
  10.6 in.27.8 in.
  127.2 days106.2 days
  164 days205 days
  85.8°85.8°
  22.3°21.7°
  7.37
  4.14.3
  545 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for South Shore with an average high temperature of 85.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kentucky. In South Shore, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for South Shore are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for South Shore with an average of 22.3°. This is colder than most places in Kentucky.


In South Shore, there are 18.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kentucky.


In South Shore, there are 114.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Kentucky.


In South Shore, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kentucky.


May is the wettest month in South Shore with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is September with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.0 inches in South Shore means that it is one of the driest places in Kentucky.


May is the rainiest month in South Shore with 12.6 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 127.2 rainy days annually in South Shore, which is rainier than most places in Kentucky. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 10.6 inches in South Shore means that it is snowier than most places in Kentucky. January is the snowiest month in South Shore with 4.5 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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